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HOW TO: DIY Painted Fenders

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by mjbtaco, May 30, 2016.

  1. May 30, 2016 at 8:32 PM
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    There's two STEP 6's :pccoffee:

    So looks like I will need to go back to Pep Boys once they open to get 2000 and 3000 sandpaper.

    Here some pics of my set up:


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    Screen Shot 2016-05-30 at 8.31.12 PM.jpg

    Anti-Paint Booth:
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    Fiberglass:
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  2. May 30, 2016 at 8:36 PM
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    Crap! Fixed lol

    But yeah just a heads up I used 4 cans of paint on 2 fenders so you may need a little more. But looks like you got the set up going!

    Edit: you also won't need to bottles of the polishing compound. Return one and exchange it for the sand paper.
     
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  3. May 30, 2016 at 8:38 PM
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    Never color sanded before so this should be interesting...:bananadead:
     
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  4. May 30, 2016 at 10:19 PM
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    you sir are serious business lol I applaud how fast you're working
     
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  5. May 30, 2016 at 10:47 PM
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    can you please explain the magic eraser?
     
  6. May 30, 2016 at 10:49 PM
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    just use it like sand paper. its finer than 3k and makes polishing with the powerball on a cordless drill slightly easier.
     
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  7. May 30, 2016 at 10:52 PM
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    it's a super super fine abrasive so it creates like a haze that is more fine than 3k. I found out that it works good when I was hand polishing headlights because too broke to buy an orbital.
     
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  8. Jun 1, 2016 at 7:37 AM
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    how's the process going for you?
     
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  9. Jun 1, 2016 at 9:43 AM
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    Lol its definitely not a fast and easy process. But if you put in the time and effort you'll get the results you're looking for. Post pics when you're done!
     
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  10. Jun 1, 2016 at 9:47 AM
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    And you might need to use some adhesion promoter when painting plastic too. Not really sure though.
     
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  11. Jun 1, 2016 at 6:02 PM
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    Just got done fitting my glass amongst other things. Now sanding and then start the process.

    How long do I wait between wet sanding and polish?
     
  12. Jun 1, 2016 at 6:07 PM
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    I waited about 10 hours because I finished sanding at about 2am then polished them a little after I woke up lol. But I imagine you could Polish right after you sand them if you're up for it.
     
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  13. Jun 2, 2016 at 7:21 PM
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    how important is it to wait 24 hours before color sanding?
     
  14. Jun 2, 2016 at 7:22 PM
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    Very. Need to give the clear enough time to cure. If you do it any sooner it will be too soft.
     
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  15. Jun 2, 2016 at 7:28 PM
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    thoughts on waxing after polish?

    And were your fenders fiberglass or sheet metal?
     
  16. Jun 2, 2016 at 7:31 PM
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    currently in the painting stage of OEM color. Gone start the clear coat in an hour or so
     
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  17. Jun 2, 2016 at 7:38 PM
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    Sorry Max never got the tag!:notsure:Depends on how many coats of paint you apply!When you color sand you don't apply a lot of pressure except in the areas of imperfection's and only those particular areas you be a little more aggressive!
     
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  18. Jun 2, 2016 at 7:57 PM
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    They're were metal fenders.
    I'm guessing you can wax right after the Polish. I just haven't done mine. I only installed 1 fender so far lol.

    20160601_193158.jpg
     
  19. Jun 2, 2016 at 8:19 PM
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    OP, do I sand between OEM paint and gloss?
     
  20. Jun 2, 2016 at 8:22 PM
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    Nope. So make sure you spray light even coats
     
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